### Memorization in Algebra — They’ll LOVE you for it (later)

Here’s a novel idea …

Bring back math memorization … at the Algebra 1 level!

No — I’ not suggesting that we ask students to memorize the times tables from the 12s to the 20s.

Nix on that because it is NOT critical information for algebra students to have. So it would not serve the greater purpose of these students.

But I am suggesting that we require students to memorize a handful of facts that will make

their algebra experience considerably less painful.